Despair in the Empire of Graveyards, Fred Reed

Posted: August 22, 2021 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

How the US military actually conducts its invasions and wars bears no resemblance to the propaganda. From Fred Reed at unz.com:

Or Gilbert and Sullivan Come to Afghanistan, Depending on Your Perspective

Saigon Evacuation, 1975. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Forty-six years ago in a previous comedy I was in Saigon, recently having been evacuated from Phnom Penh in an Air America—CIA—Caribou carrying, in addition to me, several ARVN junior officers and perhaps a dozen BUFEs (Big Ugly Fucking Elephants, the ceramic pachyderms much beloved of GIs). America had already embarked on its currently standard policy of forcing small countries into wars and then leaving them in the lurch. In Cambodia this led to the reign of Pol Pot, the ghastly torture operation at Toul Sleng, and a million or so dead. In the unending fight for democracy, casualties are inevitable.

At the time Saigon was tense because Ban Me Thuot…

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